thematic apperception test

noun

Definition of thematic apperception test

: a projective technique that is widely used in clinical psychology to make personality, psychodynamic, and diagnostic assessments based on the subject's verbal responses to a series of black-and-white pictures

First Known Use of thematic apperception test

1941

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thematic apperception test

noun the·mat·ic apperception test \ thi-ˈmat-ik- \

medical Definition of thematic apperception test

: a projective psychological test that is used in clinical psychology to make personality, psychodynamic, and diagnostic assessments based on the subject's verbal responses to a series of black and white pictures abbreviation TAT

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